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U.S. backs Israel on settlements, angering Palestinians and clouding peace process

10:51pm GMT

WASHINGTON The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with international law," a stance that may make Israeli-Palestinian peace even more elusive. | Video

For U.S. diplomats, public impeachment hearings could be catharsis and maybe a circus

10 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON On the first day of November, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent an internal email to thousands of State Department staff that began: "As champions of American diplomacy, we are in the truth-telling business."

U.S. diplomat tells impeachment probe she was urged to tweet support for Trump

05 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON Two U.S. diplomats told lawmakers the State Department was being used for domestic political purposes under President Donald Trump and warned that would hurt American interests, according to transcripts released on Monday in Congress' impeachment investigation. | Video

U.S. North Korea envoy Biegun nominated for No. 2 job at State Department

01 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, a widely respected foreign policy veteran, to become the next deputy secretary of state.

U.S. imposes new Iran sanctions, but waives others

01 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The United States said on Thursday it had imposed sanctions on the Iranian construction sector and trade in four materials used in its military or nuclear programs, even as it waived sanctions to let foreign firms continue non-proliferation work in Iran.

Exclusive: U.S. to renew waivers allowing non-proliferation work with Iran - sources

31 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The United States plans to allow Russian, Chinese and European companies to continue work at Iranian nuclear facilities to make it harder for Iran to develop a nuclear weapon, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. to renew waivers allowing non-proliferation work with Iran -sources

30 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON, Oct 30 The United States plans to allow Russian, Chinese and European companies to continue work at Iranian nuclear facilities to make it harder for Iran to develop a nuclear weapon, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

U.S. lawmakers hear from 'corroborating' witness in Trump impeachment probe

28 Oct 2019

A senior U.S. diplomat told lawmakers on Saturday he did not know whether President Donald Trump had withheld aid for Ukraine to force an investigation of a political rival, two sources said, even as Democrats said he corroborated evidence gathered in their impeachment probe. | Video

U.S. diplomat unaware of possible quid pro quo on Ukraine

26 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The top U.S. diplomat for Europe did not know U.S. security aid may have been withheld to pressure Ukraine's new president to conduct investigations politically helpful to U.S. President Donald Trump, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. | Video

U.S. diplomat unaware of possible quid pro quo on Ukraine

26 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The top U.S. diplomat for Europe did not know U.S. security aid may have been withheld to pressure Ukraine's new president to conduct investigations politically helpful to U.S. President Donald Trump, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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